25 Mar

Mediterranean diet just as good as low fat

By Marilynn Marchione, A study shows both are good choices to lower risk for those who have had a heart attack, stroke or other cardiac problems. NEW ORLEANS – A Mediterranean-style diet high in olive oil and other “healthy” fats is just as good as the classic American Heart Association low-fat diet for the 8 […]

23 Mar

Canada:Botulism fears prompt imported olives recall

A food importer is voluntarily recalling Marcella’s Garden brand olives from stores across Canada saying the products may contain clostridium botulinum, which can cause botulism. Excelsior Foods says the olives possibly containing the potentially deadly bacteria were distributed in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba and Ontario. The product was sold in 600-millilitre plastic tubs with a […]

21 Mar

extra-virgin olive oils from California’s Suisun Valley

By Marlene Parrish, Just in at Pennsylvania Macaroni in the Strip District: Three extra-virgin olive oils from California’s Suisun Valley. All the olives were grown using sustainable or organic practices and were picked just four months ago. Unfiltered, rich and fruity with a pungent finish, the oils are excellent for dipping and drizzling.

21 Mar

Fort Lauderdale to host 2008 International olive oil festival

On March 8th and 9th of 2008 Fort Lauderdale will feel and taste even more like its overseas moniker, ‘The Venice of America,’. Fort Lauderdale was compared with five other possible host cities and came out as the winning location based on: weather, strategic international business location, and a supportive response from the city and […]

15 Mar

U.C. Davis Olive Oil Gets Rave Reviews

By Dave Marquis, It began as a way to get discarded olives from 2,000 trees off the U.C. Davis bike trails, where they were causing scores of accidents. But it’s wound up putting the university on the map as the maker of some top-ranked olive oils. “We’ve got fewer legal costs. We’re not spraying the […]